A Louisiana pastor has caused shock and outrage after he opened up about his archaic stance on the medical pandemic that’s currently killing thousands of people.
Keep scrolling for the full story, and to hear his appalling words for yourself…
Religious people all over the world are turning to God amid the ongoing medical pandemic, and many are seeking answers from their religious books and readings.
And, despite places of worship closing their doors and mass gatherings remaining suspended indefinitely, these religious figures are continuing to spread messages of faith and positivity.
And claimed that it is the time to build on conversation with others.
“What we are living now is a place of “metanoia” [conversion], and we have the chance to begin,” Pope Francis said. “So, let’s not let it slip from us, and let’s move ahead.”
“I’m living this as a time of great uncertainty,” the Pope explained. “It’s a time for inventing, for creativity.”
“Protect the elderly from solitude. Make sure that no one is left in the desperation of abandonment and discouragement. Console those who are most fragile, encourage those who waver, intercede for the poor.”
But, sadly, not all religious figures are spreading such positive messages.
A growing number of America’s right-wing pastors have been causing shock and outrage regarding their stance on the ongoing pandemic.
Others have been saying some pretty appalling things about those who have succumbed to the virus.
This Louisiana pastor, from the Life Tabernacle Church, is the latest to come under fire for his rather controversial stance on the medical pandemic.
Now, Tony Spell doesn’t have the best track record.
The pastor is notoriously anti-LGBTQ, and is a member of the homophobic group, Louisiana Family Forum, according to the LGBTQ community of Louisiana.
According to Spell, “It is unnatural for boys to be attracted to boys, and girls to girls!” He went on to say that “same-sex marriage gives the benefit of sexual pleasure and marital rights while separating themselves from the responsibility of reproduction.”
Back in March, Spell was criticized for continuing to host and encourage mass gatherings, despite social-distancing measures being put in place.
Despite the fact it could endanger the lives of his worshipers.
But this doesn’t phase him, as he was simply doing “what the Lord told him to do.”
But now, he has caused even more outrage.
Just when we thought this guy couldn’t get any worse, he goes and makes some pretty damning comments regarding the victims of the pandemic.
And he believes that “true Christians” won’t mind dying from the virus.
“No. The day that we walked through the valley of the shadow of death, we will fear no evil because God is with us.”
“So, for any revolutionary, any zeolite, or any pure religious person, death looks to them like a welcome friend.”
When asked if he thinks his worshipers would rather come to the service and risk dying from the virus than staying at home, he responded:
“People that can prefer disgrace to danger, and people that prefer tyranny over freedom, do not deserve freedom.”
“They will die as free people fighting for their convictions.”
He said, with a look of pure contempt on his face:
“People have been locked in their homes for twenty-three-days now. Like prisoners. The only vent that they have for their emotions is coming through the house of God and worshiping.”
Spoiler: They’re not wise in any way, shape, or form.
“God gave us a strong immune system, and the only we’re going to destroy this virus – They say everyone’s going to get it. So, if everyone’s going to get it, let’s just get on with life.”
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